Education at a Discount: Qualifying for Resident Tuition at State Universities

One recurring problem is the reclassification of those students initially classified as nonresidents who have thereafter decided to become residents of the state and thereby seek to take advantage of the lower tuition offered to residents. This article identifies the major difficulties in changing classification and analyzes some of the constitutional questions concerning the application of the nonresident tuition fee subsequent to Starns. Additionally, the article examines the extent to which proposed model legislation on tuition residency solves the existing objections to the application of the nonresident tuition fee at state universities.